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Sega Genesis reaches 20 years of age in the United States [message #130878] Sat, 15 August 2009 00:40 Go to next message
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August 14th, 1989 - The Sega Genesis was test-released in New York
City
and Los Angeles, before the nation-wide rollout on September 15, 1989.

I didn't get to see Genesis in action until the nationwide release in
September because I lived in the Chicago area at the time.
Re: Sega Genesis reaches 20 years of age in the United States [message #130933 is a reply to message #130878] Sat, 15 August 2009 00:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"parallax-scroll" <parallaxscroll@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:bbf0e153-0e1d-460b-8637-b570785da18c@g10g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
> http://i33.tinypic.com/2f09lao.jpg
> http://i34.tinypic.com/23vg41y.jpg
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> August 14th, 1989 - The Sega Genesis was test-released in New York
> City
> and Los Angeles, before the nation-wide rollout on September 15, 1989.
>
> I didn't get to see Genesis in action until the nationwide release in
> September because I lived in the Chicago area at the time.
>

What does this have to do with the Xbox?
Re: Sega Genesis reaches 20 years of age in the United States [message #130934 is a reply to message #130933] Sat, 15 August 2009 01:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Tom" <noway@nothere.com> schreef in bericht
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> "parallax-scroll" <parallaxscroll@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:bbf0e153-0e1d-460b-8637-b570785da18c@g10g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
>> http://i33.tinypic.com/2f09lao.jpg
>> http://i34.tinypic.com/23vg41y.jpg
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>> August 14th, 1989 - The Sega Genesis was test-released in New York
>> City
>> and Los Angeles, before the nation-wide rollout on September 15, 1989.
>>
>> I didn't get to see Genesis in action until the nationwide release in
>> September because I lived in the Chicago area at the time.
>>
>
> What does this have to do with the Xbox?

LOL
I was thinking the same...sega is dead get over it...
Re: Sega Genesis reaches 20 years of age in the United States [message #130935 is a reply to message #130934] Sat, 15 August 2009 02:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Aug 15, 12:21 am, "GRiZLOC" <kilics[NOSPAM]@home.nl> wrote:
> "Tom" <no...@nothere.com> schreef in berichtnews:1MidnZNkYsl_oBvXnZ2dnUVZ_u-dnZ2d@insightbb.com...
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>
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>> "parallax-scroll" <parallaxscr...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:bbf0e153-0e1d-460b-8637-b570785da18c@g10g2000yqh.googlegroups.com....
>>> http://i33.tinypic.com/2f09lao.jpg
>>> http://i34.tinypic.com/23vg41y.jpg
>
>>> August 14th, 1989 - The Sega Genesis was test-released in New York
>>> City
>>> and Los Angeles, before the nation-wide rollout on September 15, 1989.
>
>>> I didn't get to see Genesis in action until the nationwide release in
>>> September because I lived in the Chicago area at the time.
>
>> What does this have to do with the Xbox?
>
> LOL
> I was thinking the same...sega is dead get over it...

The Sega usenet groups are dead, so most people will read this on the
Xbox & PlayStation groups. It's off-topic for those groups, yeah, but
so what. Xbox kinda took over Dreamcast's position anyway.
Re: Sega Genesis reaches 20 years of age in the United States [message #130936 is a reply to message #130935] Sat, 15 August 2009 03:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Daniel W. Rouse Jr. is currently offline  Daniel W. Rouse Jr.
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(Top posted because replying to the previous post didn't show the usual '>'
characters for the quoted text...)

It's not actually off-topic for the PS2 newsgroup
(alt.games.video.sony-playstation2) because Sega has games such as Crazy
Taxi, 18 Wheeler, Sega Classics Collection, and especially Sega Genesis
Collection all for the PS2. It's probably best to remove the XBox newsgroup
(alt.games.video.xbox) from the discussion, so I removed it from my reply.

As far as the actual Genesis console is concerned, I still have the original
game console I puchased plus two add-ons: Genesis model 1, Sega CD model 2
add-on, and the 32X add-on.

The cartridges still work although sometimes removal and reinsertion is
needed a couple of times. That said, the 32X unit did have to have its
cartrige slot fixed due to read errors that started to occur with 32X games
only, but I was able to do that relatively easily and it hasn't failed
since. Also, the console itself still works despite not having any sort of
cooling fan built into its design, still outputs sound just fine, still
displays video without any signs of problems. The Sega CD games still read
and play, so that means the Sega CD discs themselves, plus the device motor
and also the laser assembly were also made to be durable. The controllers
also still work and I've yet to have a Genesis controller fail while I've
already had to replace one DualShock 2 controller for the PS2, so the
original Genesis three-button controller and the later six button
controllers were really well designed for long term use and reliability.

When comparing the Sega Genesis Collection PS2 versions of the games to
their actual console versions, it is clear that emulation will never be 100%
accurate vs. the actual console game, although the emulation is good enough
such that does capture the majority of the gameplay without major issues.
(Some sound effects differ, and even if they are close sometimes they are
musically sharper or flatter than the actual console game sounds.) With
respect to the Sonic the Hedgehog games, I still prefer playing those games
on the actual Genesis console, rather than the versions on Sega Genesis
Collection PS2.

Further discussion is welcome.

"parallax-scroll" <parallaxscroll@gmail.com> wrote in message
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On Aug 15, 12:21 am, "GRiZLOC" <kilics[NOSPAM]@home.nl> wrote:
> "Tom" <no...@nothere.com> schreef in
> berichtnews:1MidnZNkYsl_oBvXnZ2dnUVZ_u-dnZ2d@insightbb.com...
>
>
>
>
>
>> "parallax-scroll" <parallaxscr...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:bbf0e153-0e1d-460b-8637-b570785da18c@g10g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
>>> http://i33.tinypic.com/2f09lao.jpg
>>> http://i34.tinypic.com/23vg41y.jpg
>
>>> August 14th, 1989 - The Sega Genesis was test-released in New York
>>> City
>>> and Los Angeles, before the nation-wide rollout on September 15, 1989.
>
>>> I didn't get to see Genesis in action until the nationwide release in
>>> September because I lived in the Chicago area at the time.
>
>> What does this have to do with the Xbox?
>
> LOL
> I was thinking the same...sega is dead get over it...

The Sega usenet groups are dead, so most people will read this on the
Xbox & PlayStation groups. It's off-topic for those groups, yeah, but
so what. Xbox kinda took over Dreamcast's position anyway.
Re: Sega Genesis reaches 20 years of age in the United States [message #130937 is a reply to message #130936] Sat, 15 August 2009 03:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Aug 15, 2:29 am, "Daniel W. Rouse Jr."
<dwrous...@nethere.comNOSPAM> wrote:
> (Top posted because replying to the previous post didn't show the usual '>'
> characters for the quoted text...)
>
> It's not actually off-topic for the PS2 newsgroup
> (alt.games.video.sony-playstation2) because Sega has games such as Crazy
> Taxi, 18 Wheeler, Sega Classics Collection, and especially Sega Genesis
> Collection all for the PS2. It's probably best to remove the XBox newsgroup
> (alt.games.video.xbox) from the discussion, so I removed it from my reply..
>
> As far as the actual Genesis console is concerned, I still have the original
> game console I puchased plus two add-ons: Genesis model 1,Sega CDmodel 2
> add-on, and the 32X add-on.
>
> The cartridges still work although sometimes removal and reinsertion is
> needed a couple of times. That said, the 32X unit did have to have its
> cartrige slot fixed due to read errors that started to occur with 32X games
> only, but I was able to do that relatively easily and it hasn't failed
> since. Also, the console itself still works despite not having any sort of
> cooling fan built into its design, still outputs sound just fine, still
> displays video without any signs of problems. TheSega CDgames still read
> and play, so that means theSega CDdiscs themselves, plus the device motor
> and also the laser assembly were also made to be durable. The controllers
> also still work and I've yet to have a Genesis controller fail while I've
> already had to replace one DualShock 2 controller for the PS2, so the
> original Genesis three-button controller and the later six button
> controllers were really well designed for long term use and reliability.
>
> When comparing the Sega Genesis Collection PS2 versions of the games to
> their actual console versions, it is clear that emulation will never be 100%
> accurate vs. the actual console game, although the emulation is good enough
> such that does capture the majority of the gameplay without major issues.
> (Some sound effects differ, and even if they are close sometimes they are
> musically sharper or flatter than the actual console game sounds.) With
> respect to the Sonic the Hedgehog games, I still prefer playing those games
> on the actual Genesis console, rather than the versions on  Sega Genesis
> Collection PS2.
>
> Further discussion is welcome.
>
> "parallax-scroll" <parallaxscr...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:41fd7772-dbac-413c-b8e7-beb5b0ccbfec@k30g2000yqf.googlegroups.com...
> On Aug 15, 12:21 am, "GRiZLOC" <kilics[NOSPAM]@home.nl> wrote:
>
>
>
>> "Tom" <no...@nothere.com> schreef in
>> berichtnews:1MidnZNkYsl_oBvXnZ2dnUVZ_u-dnZ2d@insightbb.com...
>
>>> "parallax-scroll" <parallaxscr...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:bbf0e153-0e1d-460b-8637-b570785da18c@g10g2000yqh.googlegroups.com....
>>>> http://i33.tinypic.com/2f09lao.jpg
>>>> http://i34.tinypic.com/23vg41y.jpg
>
>>>> August 14th, 1989 - The Sega Genesis was test-released in New York
>>>> City
>>>> and Los Angeles, before the nation-wide rollout on September 15, 1989.
>
>>>> I didn't get to see Genesis in action until the nationwide release in
>>>> September because I lived in the Chicago area at the time.
>
>>> What does this have to do with the Xbox?
>
>> LOL
>> I was thinking the same...sega is dead get over it...
>
> The Sega usenet groups are dead, so most people will read this on the
> Xbox & PlayStation groups. It's off-topic for those groups, yeah, but
> so what.  Xbox kinda took overDreamcast's position anyway.

My model one Genesis that I got in 1990 (probably manufactured in
1989) that came with Altered Beast still works perfectly fine. Most
cartridge-based systems still work fine after 20+ years, except the
80s style NES which often requires you to blow dust out of the
cartridges.

AFAIK, no consoles had cooling fans until last-generation's Dreamcast,
PS2, GameCube, Xbox1. The 16-bit era consoles: TurboGrafx-16, Neo-
Geo, SNES certainly did not have fans, so Genesis was no exception.
Re: Sega Genesis reaches 20 years of age in the United States [message #130939 is a reply to message #130935] Sat, 15 August 2009 05:47 Go to previous message
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Sega and MS aren't so different.
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